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In education, the ‘curriculum’ is broadly defined as the ‘totality of pupil experiences that occur in the educational process’. 

The intent of the curriculum supports DSTC’s vision. In essence, we believe that the curriculum should EDUCATE and EMPOWER all students to become CITIZENS of the FUTURE, through being:

  • Aspirant learners who are ready to learn, make progress and achieve.

  • Respectful and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

  • Confident young people who are able to live safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

  • Individuals who are committed to their learning journey at DSTC and beyond.

Our intent is that the Curriculum:

  • ​Provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is truly comprehensive and accessible to all students. 
  • Delivers opportunities for students to learn to be successful, to gain useful, transferable skills whilst also acquiring relevant knowledge.

  • Enables high standards of academic achievement where outcomes empower students to progress to Higher Education.

  • Affords opportunities for all students to develop a high level of literacy and numeracy required for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life. 

  • Expands students' perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility.

  • Ensures that all students are able to thrive and develop as healthy individuals and good citizens. 

  • Ensures that all students are safe and understand how to stay safe. 

  • Fosters a strength of character, and resilience that will help students to cope with choices and overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in life. 

  • Provides an appropriate range of opportunities and experiences to inspire students to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment.

The curriculum at DSTC is fully inclusive and provides opportunities for all students to learn and achieve. More details about how our curriculum promotes equality and meets the needs of students with SEND can be found by browsing the relevant sections on our website or by clicking the relevant link below


Equality Policy


Please follow the "Subjects" tab under the "Curriculum" heading to see what all of our subjects offer, or click the button below



Curriculum Models

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

KS4 (Years 10 and 11)

For more up to date information on the subjects in the option blocks please see the Year 9 Options Booklet.

If you need to ask any further questions regarding the DSTC curriculum offer, please contact Mr Ricky Archer: